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Italian Leaders Share Views on the Border, Immigration and Organized Crime

July 10, 2015

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By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur Admitting they arrived with pre-conceived notions of an immigrant unfriendly Lone Star State, Marco Consoli Mangano San Lio and Federico Pizzarotti expressed surprise at the pro-immigrant sentiment and humanitarianism they encountered on a visit late last month to El Paso, Texas. On a multi-city U.S. tour as part of the […]

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Turning 21 and the Presidential race

June 5, 2015

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Editorial: Our son turns 21 this weekend. As parents, we are very proud of him. We are happy that he is a healthy, a good boy, and is attending San Diego State University majoring in Financial Management. He is getting good grades and he has good friends. The age of 21 for a young person […]

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Immigration is important, but it is not the only issue!

May 22, 2015

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Editorial: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made good news this past week with the immigrant community and immigration advocates. First, she announced that she wants to ensure that undocumented immigrants can gain full citizenship by reforming the patchwork system and limited protections President Obama put in place. Later, she announced the appointment of DREAMer Lorella Praeli […]

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Dual Promises On Immigration

May 15, 2015

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Commentary: By Maribel Hastings This electoral season has brought another twist to the debate and the fight over immigration reform: it is no longer enough to know whether or not the candidates support immigration reform and a path to citizenship. A candidate’s position regarding the president’s executive actions on immigration – including the 2012 Deferred […]

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Immigration: Our Litmus Test

December 12, 2014

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Editorial: Nelson Balido, a voting member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences who attended the Latin Grammy Awards this past week, stated in a commentary his extreme frustration with Univision for preempting those evenings’ proceedings with the President’s televised speech on immigration. Mr. Balido was upset that, a) he was forced to sit […]

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Why Latino Leaders are Wrong to Stand With Obama on Immigration

September 26, 2014

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Commentary: By Professor Gonzalo Santos SOUTH KERN SOL Ed. Note: President Obama’s recent decision to delay taking executive action on immigration until after November’s elections, disappointed many immigrant rights advocates, but not Dolores Huerta who is standing by the president on his decision. In this commentary, Dr. Gonzalo Santos, a professor from Cal State, Bakersfield […]

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Do We Need to Reassess Our Immigration Reform Strategy?

September 5, 2014

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Commentary: By Angelo Falcón New America Media ISIS beheadings. The Putining of the Ukraine. The Ebola pandemic. The police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The 2014 midterm elections. And then there is immigration reform. The immediate big question is whether President Obama will be taking decisive executive actions to stop and slow deportations […]

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Immigration issue is a total debacle!

July 11, 2014

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Editorial: Immigration reform has travelled a long and weary road with some highs; most notably the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that was passed to protect children by the Bush administration. But there have also been a lot of lows. What once started out as, “immigration reform” has now deteriorated (again) into a law […]

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Get Ready for More of the Same

May 16, 2014

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Commentary: By Lee H. Hamilton I felt a brief surge of hope about Congress a few weeks ago. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. But, as I […]

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Easter – a time to reflect

April 18, 2014

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Editorial: Easter week is the greatest week for Christians. It is a time for atonement, redemption, for sacrifice, and re-birth. Today is Good Friday the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross. This is a somber day. This is a day that Jesus died for our sins. Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus […]

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‘Dream 9’ Tactics Take Debate Beyond Halls of Congress

August 2, 2013

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By Valeria Fernández New America Media ELOY, Ariz. — From inside the tiny rectangular windows at the Eloy Detention Center, the Dreamers arrested in last week’s protest could see the long white banner outside that spelled their names in red letters: “Maria, Claudia and Adriana.” Dozens of people have been demonstrating outside the detention center […]

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Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

July 12, 2013

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By Seth Holmes New America Media On my 16th birthday, in an indigenous village in southern Mexico, I translated for a church group of white Americans from my hometown in eastern Washington state. In their one-room hut, I asked an indigenous Mexican family what they wanted to know about the United States. The daughter replied […]

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America: The Land of the Free?

July 12, 2013

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Commentary: By Nancy Landa After what has been considered a historic moment in immigrant rights’ history, many in this movement are forced to deal with this question: “Do you support the Immigration Bill approved by the Senate?” I dare to say I am not the only one at odds with the long-awaited reform proposal. On […]

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Immigration reform moves out of the Senate

June 28, 2013

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Editorial: The immigration reform bill passed out of the Senate with a 68-32 vote. Supporters of the bill were hoping for a supermajority 70 yes votes, which would have put pressure on Congress to accept the bill and pass it without changes. If Congress does change the bill, it will have to go back to […]

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What would the Old Man do (as CIR/S744 Goes Bad)?

June 28, 2013

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Commentary: By Antonio González As S744, the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill continues its tortured transformation from an ostensibly well-intentioned reform concept to a punitive, national security bill, Latinos leaders are increasingly questioning the worthiness of the measure. The internal debate is being polarized by those who say the bill is the “last chance” to […]

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Corker-Hoeven Amendment draws immediate response

June 28, 2013

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The passage of the immigration bill, hinged on border security. To ensure the passage of the bill the Republicans added the Corker-Hoeven Amendment, which took $38 Billion dollars, for border enforcement, from the announced $197 Billion in savings over a ten-year period with the passage of the bill. With the Corker-Hoeven Amendment it drew immediate […]

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Reforma Migratoria: Llegó la hora

June 28, 2013

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings Hacia fines de esta semana el Senado habría votado sobre la primera reforma migratoria amplia con una vía a la ciudadanía en casi tres décadas, si la medida supera los retos que le quedan por delante sólo en la Cámara Alta, porque la saga en la Cámara de Representantes apenas comienza. […]

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